Christmas Light Trail from Kevin Pearce December 16th

Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre and North Halifax Partnership invite you to join us in our Christmas Light Trail!

This short walk is ideal for little feet! It will be a bright Christmas experience for children and young families!

Meeting at Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre, Ovenden Road (Ovenden, HX3 5RQ) for a 4pm start.

There will be hot chocolate and mince pies for adults and a chocolate selection box for the first 50 families that arrive!

We hope you will join us!

No need to book, you can turn up. Please dress appropriately for the weather.



Holy Nativity Stay and Play Thursday sessions

You are invited to join the Stay and Play weekly sessions every Thursday at Holy Nativity church in Mixenden.

Sessions cost £1.60 per family and run every Thursday from 9.30 – 11an during term time.

Get to meet other families, enjoy a chat over a cuppa and a healthy snack.

First session will be on March 3rd starting at 9:30am

To book, please contact Ash Green Children’s Centre on 01422 243941

Supporting Digital Access to the NHS Healthy Start Scheme

As you may be aware, the NHS Healthy Start scheme is changing. By March 2022, paper applications will be replaced by applying digitally, along with some other key changes to the scheme. Healthy Start families get help from the government to buy healthy food and milk and free Healthy Start vitamins. It is important that in our roles working with families, we are aware of the scheme and how families can sign up.The supporting digital access to the NHS Healthy Start Scheme in Calderdale is a bespoke training session focused around Healthy Start. It will equip you with the knowledge to support the families you meet to register for the Healthy Start scheme.

Available sessions: Friday 21 January and Tuesday 25 January

The training is aimed particularly at those people whose role involves engaging with or supporting families in Calderdale who are in pregnancy or have children aged under 5. Please use the Eventbrite link to book onto the training course. There is still some availability on dates in January. A link to the TEAMS meeting will be sent out to you ahead of the attendance date. Fri, 21 January 2022 12:30 – 13:15 GMT | Click Here to Book. Tue, 25 January 2022 15:30 – 16:15 GMT | Click Here to Book If you have any questions or need any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Contact: Rachel Smith, Health Improvement Specialist, Calderdale Council 01422 206036

Sure Start Children’s Centres require Family Learning trainers

Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership offer a full programme of activities & courses to all families throughout the year. This includes parents/carers who are at home caring for their children, parents/carers who are working and we are very keen to encourage more dads and male carers to join in too.

Activities are offered at a range of different times to support all families to join in including school times; evenings and weekends. All activities & courses are offered FREE or at a very low cost including any equipment or materials needed.

Throughout the year, there’s a range of informal, friendly and fun activities including:

  • Activities to develop skills and confidence
  • Family learning where parents and children join in and learn together
  • Activities that can support a return to studying and or work
  • Accredited Training

We are increasing our bank of trainers in all areas but would really like to hear from anyone who can offer cooking, cake decorating, sport and music (drumming)

If you are interested to work with us and our families and would like to know more please get in touch with our Senior Family Learning Administrator Jaime Crossley at Elland Children’s Centre on 01422 266197 or email